"While I had initially approached Anna Maria to help guide me through [a career] transition, her work quickly expanded into helping me be a more authentic me in every aspect of my life. I worked with Anna Maria for over a year, and in that time, she helped me find parts of myself that I knew were there, but couldn't consciously articulate. Coaching helped me take more risks, be more 'present,' and define what my values are in life and in my work. I so appreciate Anna Maria's unfailing guidance and ability to steer me towards new and interesting paths.  She always gave me concrete action steps and ideas to act upon and helped me move forward in my life in really positive ways. I recommend her services to friends and coworkers without hesitation and am so glad I had the chance to work with her."  -Evelyn

fiery crescent (2017)

"Anna Maria’s warmth and effortless empathy make it feel like you are talking to a friend – someone who is truly invested in your success and long-term happiness.”  -Leeza

“Anna Maria coached me over a period of a few months with the intention of helping me find balance in my life [among] work, personal health, exercise, social life and fun. I found work was taking over my life, and Anna Maria helped me maintain my work ethic while offering me the tools to have a healthy work-life balance.”  -Matt T.

"When I have been faced with decisions, I can look to what I’ve learned about my own values in [my coaching with Anna Maria], and use that to weigh what decision is most in line with who I am and what I want my life to be like.  I’ve also learned to ask for what I want from others, based on what I have come to realize I deserve.  I see life coaching as a process that could be helpful to anyone who wants to gain long-term progress in any area of their life.  I’m excited about continuing my work with Anna Maria and know that this process is truly helping me to take my life where I want it to go.  I am starting to feel that I am ‘steering’ my own vehicle rather than being ‘driven’ by what happens in life!”  -Sarah P.


Photography by Regina Felice

“I had been experiencing stagnation in my creative life when I began working with Anna Maria. I had never worked with a life coach before but I went into it with an open mind. It quickly became apparent that I'd made a good choice. Our conversations often felt like we were simply exploring possibilities and ideas. Because of this, I never felt pushed when it was time to commit to an action step. In many ways, the commitment to action was the defining characteristic of our work together. But it wasn't action for the sake of action. It turns out that even the smallest steps can be the beginning of new habits. And along with new habits come new narratives. What started as a pursuit of artistic confidence became a discovery of creative authenticity. I could not have done it alone.” -J.M.

"I had the pleasure of working with Anna Maria for several months, and during this time she consistently demonstrated an excellent ability to elicit the purpose-driven ideals and aspirations that can sometimes get lost in the necessities of practical life.  What emerged were a set of goals and outcomes that are meaningful, focused, aspirational, grounded and achievable. I personally experienced more focus and clarity on what was important to me during our work together, and this information is valuable now and will remain valuable in the cycle of continuous improvement."  -S.R.

“Working with Anna Maria was the best thing for me!  I had no idea that I would be getting something out of each and every meeting.  Anna Maria provided me with many tools to gain clarity in life situations I wasn't so sure about. I highly recommend her as a coach!"  -Cristina S.

turning of the tide (2016)

turning of the tide (2016)